11th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference

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Registration is now open for the 11th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference.buff decorative line

The theme of this year's conference is Equitable Publishing. Topics include equity, inclusion and identities in the workplace; diversifying internships and hiring; ethics and artificial intelligence; advancing accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities; and career development and equitable pay in publishing.

Conference Dates:

The conference will be held live and virtually on two separate days:

  • Monday, October 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Hosted By:

  • Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at the George Washington University


  • The Association of University Presses (AUPresses)

  • The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)

Conference co-organizers:

  • Puja Telikicherla, American Psychiatric Association Publishing and George Washington University

  • John W. Warren, George Washington University

Cost: Free | Location: Virtual

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Speakers (alphabetical order):

  • Elizabeth Adams (EMA Advisory Services);
  • Walter Biggins (University of Pennsylvania Press);
  • Diem Bloom (Johns Hopkins University Press);
  • Becca Bostock (Ohio State University Press);
  • Davida Breier (Johns Hopkins University Press);
  • Shelby Brewster (Public Philosophy Journal);
  • Chhavi Chauhan (American Society for Investigative Pathology);
  • Jeff De Cagna (Foresight First LLC);
  • Jocelyn Dawson (Duke University Press);
  • Dawn Durante (University of Texas Press);
  • Chloe Fells (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -PNAS);
  • Michael Hardesty (PNAS);
  • Simon Holt (Elsevier);
  • Ally Laird (Penn State University Libraries);
  • Shaina Lange (ACS Publications);
  • Simon Linacre (Cabells);
  • Alice Meadows (NISO);
  • Emma Molls (University of Minnesota Libraries);
  • Robert Martinengo;
  • Dominique Moore (University of Illinois Press);
  • Angel Peterson (Penn State University Libraries);
  • Andrea Powell (Research4Life);
  • Dianndra Roberts (Royal College of Psychiatrists);
  • Amy Sherman (University of Pittsburgh Press);
  • Damita Snow (American Society of Civil Engineers);
  • Randy Townsend (American Geophysical Union; George Washington University);
  • Stephanie Williams (Wayne State University Press);
  • Nicole Zamudio-Román (George Washington University)

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Schedule (subject to change):


Monday, October 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

12:00 | Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:15-1:10 | Inclusion and Identities in the Publishing Workplace

  • Dianndra Roberts, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Shaina Lange, ACS Publications

1:15-2:15 | Expanding Inclusion and Training on Disabilities and Ethics

  • Simon Holt, Elsevier
  • Emma Molls, University of Minnesota Libraries 

2:15-2:30 | Break

2:30-3:40 | Ethics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Scholarly Publishing

  • Simon Linacre, Cabells
  • Randy Townsend, American Geophysical Union; George Washington University
  • Elizabeth Adams, EMA Advisory Services
  • Chhavi Chauhan, American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • Jeff De Cagna, Foresight First LLC 

3:40-4:25    The Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations

  • Jocelyn Dawson, Duke University Press 
  • Damita Snow, American Society of Civil Engineers 
  • Randy Townsend, American Geophysical Union; George Washington University
  • Kerry Webb, University of Texas Press (Moderator)

4:30-5:20 | Closing Plenary: Career Development and Equitable Publishing

  • Stephanie Williams, Wayne State University Press
  • Walter Biggins, University of Pennsylvania Press 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

12:00 | Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Puja Telikicherla and John W. Warren 

12:15-1:10 | Moving Toward More Equitable Publishing Practices

  • Andrea Powell, Research4Life
  • Shelby Brewster, Public Philosophy Journal  

1:15-2:45 | Advancing Accessibility in Publishing

  • Ally Laird and Angel Peterson, Penn State University Libraries
  • Robert Martinengo
  • Chloe Fells and Michael Hardesty, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

2:45-3:00 | Break

3:00-4:00 | Advancing Inclusion and Eliminating Barriers to the Profession of Publishing

  • Davida Breier and Diem Bloom, Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Nicole Zamudio-Román, George Washington University

4:00-4:15 | Break

4:15-5:30 | Closing Plenary: Toward Pay Equity in Publishing Careers  (Publishing CareerBuilder)

  • Becca Bostock, Ohio State University Press
  • Dawn Durante, University of Texas Press
  • Dominique Moore, University of Illinois Press
  • Amy Sherman, University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Moderated by Alice Meadows, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Cost: Free | Location: Virtual

RSVP to Attend